Flora K Ikari

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The authors try to identify causes of delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer, such causes being liable for low survival rates in five years. With this in mind, they developed a prospective study involving 100 patients admitted to the "Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho" Cancer Institute, who were asked as to the date symptoms started, medical care searched, first(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneous pneumothorax with concomitant neoplastic diseases is unusual. Lung cancer and osteogenic sarcoma with pulmonary metastasis are the neoplasms that most frequently accompany the spontaneous pneumothorax. This article's purposes are to relate the occurrence of spontaneous pneumothorax associated with breast neoplasms and to discuss the(More)
UNLABELLED Frequently metastases are developed in the lung. Endobronchial involvement, in these cases, ranges from 2% to 5%. Particularly in breast cancer, endobronchial metastases (EM) carriers could be identified in approximately 36% of the cases. PURPOSE Relate of a case showing the importance of the EM detection. The differential diagnosis is very(More)
This is a prospective study involving 300 persons with lung cancer admitted to the "Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho" Cancer Institute (ICAVC). The intention of the survey was to detect delay in diagnosis after the initial symptoms. THe authors tried to identify causes of this delay and its implications. Patients were asked about the day that the symptoms(More)
Although modest improvements in the survival of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can be achieved with cisplatin-based chemotherapy (CT), its value is disputed in the geriatric setting. In this study, we evaluate the feasibility of vinorelbine/cisplatin CT for elderly NSCLC patients. In this pilot phase I/II trial, all patients received CT(More)
A case of adenocarcinoma of the lung in a 57 years old patient associated with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy is reported by the authors. The paraneoplastic manifestation occurred after the pulmonary symptoms and receded spontaneously after a right inferior lobectomy was performed. Osteoarticular symptoms returned near after a tumoral recurrence. Articular(More)
BACKGROUND Lung cancer associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is unusual. Literature review between 1984 and 1993 showed less than 100 published cases of this association. From those cases it appears that the neoplasia is more aggressive and survival after diagnosis is less than 12 months. A case is reported of an HIV positive man with(More)
The authors report a case of synchronous male breast cancer and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. Comments about etiopathogenic factors of this rare multiple primary neoplasm are made. The authors suggest that the relationship is casual, since the patient had been a heavy smoker, and the main age range for the two neoplasms in approximately the same.
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